World War 2
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
What were President Truman's five justifications of the atom bombs?
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Asked in World War 2, Japan in WW2
Who was the president of america when atom bombs were dropped on japan?
Why did president Truman drop the atom bomb on china?
Asked in Physics, Nuclear Weapons
What is the different between a nuclear bomb and an atom bomb?
Nuclear bombs before the 60s were referred to as atom bombs, because the term Nuclear hadn't been discover yet. Nuclear bombs today, are generally Hydrogen bombs, or fusion bombs. They are significantly more powerful, able to places about the size of Rhode Island. Atom bombs,which were mostly uranium and plutonium, lack the destructive power of Nuclear or Fusion bombs.
Asked in Japan in WW2, US in WW2, Nuclear Weapons
Are nuclear bombs and atom bomb same?
Technically yes, as both obtain their energy from the binding energy of the atomic nucleus. There are two different types of mechanism of these bombs: fission bombs, these bombs obtain their energy by splitting very massive atoms up into lighter atoms. These are commonly called atom bombs. fusion bombs, these bombs obtain their energy by joining very light atoms together into heavier atoms. These are commonly called hydrogen bombs. But either can equally validly be called either nuclear bombs or atom bombs.